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Major League Baseball Honors the Troops for Memorial Day

America’s national pastime is spending the day honoring the troops with events at ball fields across the country. And, for the fifth year, the MLB is raising funds and awareness for Welcome Back Veterans, an organization dedicated to helping returning servicemen and women who suffer from PTSD, and their families. MLB Charities partnered with the McCormick Foundation and the Entertainment Industry Foundation in 2008 to launch Welcome Back Veterans.

Today and Independence Day, all ball clubs will wear a special 2012 Stars & Strips cap, with sales of that cap going directly to the organization. Click here for a clip of the various happenings at baseball games around the country in recognition of Memorial Day. The clip above is a great pre-Memorial Day surprise for the daughters of  Master Sgt. Robert Buresh. Awesome.

Separately but related, Forbes has five social media campaigns that you can participate in to help and pay tribute to our troops.

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